Erosion & Sediment Control Services
ENCAP, Inc. has built a reputation for providing practical and effective erosion and sediment control services to its clients. We provide solutions to the most complicated and sensitive SESC issues and are experts at assessing difficult site conditions and building long-term solutions to ensure compliance with state, county, and local stormwater regulations. We can back up our recommendations with action and are capable at taking control of problematic sites.
How Does Erosion and Sediment Control Affect My Business?
Surface water quality protection is a new reality for all construction projects both in private and public sectors. Increased awareness of existing regulations and closer enforcement of those regulations are leading to a greater focus on construction site erosion and sediment control measures. These regulations encompass more than simply one rule or a single guideline. Overlapping regulatory agencies and the variety in local, county, state, and federal standards make erosion and sediment control anything but an afterthought in the development process. The Environmental Protection Agency’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations, USACE permitting erosion control requirements, county stormwater and erosion control ordinances, and municipal codes all require effective erosion and sediment control plans and best management practices on active construction sites. ENCAP’s erosion and sediment control services offer the most comprehensive and most effective solutions to ensure your sites stay in compliance.
What is NPDES?
EPA’s Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water program requires the owners or operators of construction sites to obtain a NPDES construction storm water permit. The permit program consists of two phases. Phase I applies to sites that disturb one acre of land or greater. Phase II covers any sites smaller than one acre that are part of a larger common plan of development or subdivision. General permit requirements include the submission of a Notice of Intent and the development of a storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP). The SWPPP is a comprehensive plan to control and minimize the release of any pollutants including sediment and hazardous materials through stormwater discharge. Once the SWPPP is developed and the site begins construction, the SWPPP must be enacted on the site and the control measures described in the plan installed on the site. During construction, detailed maintenance and inspection logs are required to be filed in the SWPPP in addition to the actual maintenance and repair of the construction site Best Management Practices (BMPs) or installation of additional practices. These BMPs must be continually monitored for their effectiveness and maintained until the site is completed and any disturbed areas are permanently stabilized.
Why should I use ENCAP erosion and sediment control services?
The development community needs experts who are knowledgeable, dependable, and trustworthy, and who are dedicated to providing the service necessary to solve complex issues. That is exactly who ENCAP is, and that is exactly what we provide. ENCAP staff works hard to develop comprehensive solutions to erosion and sediment control problems, and looks to provide the most effective and efficient method to ensure your site stays in compliance. ENCAP erosion and sediment control staff focus on proactive solutions rather than reactive action to prevent sites from encountering non-compliance issues.